lodestone

Part of speech: noun

Magnetic iron ore.

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Usage examples "lodestone":

  1. If possible, get a piece of lodestone and show its magnetic properties. - "Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study", Ontario Ministry of Education.
  2. Romance attracted Stevenson, at least during the earlier part of his life, as a lodestone attracts the magnet. - "Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial", Alexander H. Japp.
  3. The " tour abroad" has ever been the lodestone which has drawn countless thousands of home- loving English and Americans to Continental Europe. - "The Automobilist Abroad", M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield.